Announcing the Merger of Two Prominent Southwest Florida Law Firms

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The prestigious Marco Island law firm of Rhodes, Tucker and Garretson merged with Phoenix File & Pagidipati PLLC of Fort Myers, Naples and Sanibel effective June 1, 2013.

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Rhodes Tucker Garretson & Phoenix Chartered (known as “Rhodes Tucker”) combined the successful and venerable Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate and Mediation practices of the Rhodes, Tucker & Garretson firm with sophisticated Real Estate, Litigation, Restructuring and Corporate practice groups at Phoenix, File & Pagidipati PLLC of Fort Myers, Naples and Sanibel The new firm offers expanded, value-creating legal services.

“Rhodes Tucker will continue the tradition and long standing reputation for excellence that Rhodes, Tucker & Garretson is known for, having served the Marco Island community for more than thirty-six years. Phoenix File provides a significant enhancement to our firm with their value-creating approaches and cutting edge resources,” says Brenda Garretson, Managing Attorney for Rhodes, Tucker & Garretson. “With attorneys like Chuck Phoenix, a Florida Board Certified Real Estate Attorney with an LLM in taxation, and the knowledgeable, personalized services traditionally offered at Rhodes, Tucker & Garretson, the new Rhodes Tucker will address Estate Planning and Real Estate needs at a whole new level.”

Managing Partner for the new Rhodes Tucker, Charles PT Phoenix, says, “Rhodes Tucker will continue an outstanding legal tradition and bring new depth to our approach of creating value in clients’ assets and opportunities. My partners, Jason File and Rahul Pagidipati, along with our top-notch team, are very excited about working with a preeminent staff to build on what Dusty Rhodes, Glenn Tucker and Brenda Garretson have done for Marco Island and the legal community. We are equipped to provide legal services in creative ways, while respecting the historical traditions of the communities in which we all work.”

Rhodes Tucker will maintain the current offices of the merged firms at 12800 University Drive, Suite 240, Fort Myers, Florida 33907, 800 N. Collier Blvd, Suite 203, Marco Island, Florida 34145, 2407 Periwinkle Way, Suite 6, Sanibel, Florida 33957, and 2590 Northbrooke Plaza, Suite 303, Naples, Florida 34119.

Rhodes Tucker is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

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Derek N. Hoeft

Charles PT Phoenix, Esq.
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